I'm new here and I think I will only have one question, so please bear with me! don't actually have any liver disease that I know of. I did have Hep A when I was a child so I understand that I have immunity for life to that particular strain. Nevertheless, what I DO have is OCD and I tend to feel very anxious about health issues and particularly about unknowingly spreading infection to others.
I used a public toilet yesterday and as I "hover" over the seat when I do that, there was a bit of spill which I wiped clean with some toilet paper before I left. I then washed my hands. But after several minutes out of the toilet I began worrying that I might not have washed my hands for long enough, so I went back in and washed them again.
Of course in the meantime I had touched my bag and some items inside my bag.
Now, OCD makes you question everything. So now when I look back I can't even be sure I did wash my hands the first time round (though I only went back to re-wash them because I felt maybe I hadn't taken long enough the first time).
My question is this: assuming I DID actually get some Hep A on my hands, and did contaminate my belongings with it, is it possible for me to then infect somebody else, like my boyfriend, by further spreading the virus from my belongings and onto other surfaces the he might touch? Is there any way I could clean my belongings - I know the Hep A virus is pretty hardy? Or should I just relax and forget all about it?
Please don't laugh at me, I tried researching this on the net but there is not a lot of information on my particular issue... I will be truly grateful for any factual information and advice.